Two weeks ago, Yi Cao won the second Canada Life Series tournament in Langford, B.C., and in the process, moved to the top of the Canada Life Series Points Standings.
He doesn’t seem to be interested in relinquishing his status as the Series’ top player.
On Wednesday at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley’s Heathlands Course, Cao, who moved from China to Canada during his teenage years, fired an opening-round, seven-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Tyson Turchanski.
A quartet of players, Derek Gillespie, Brendan Leonard, Blair Bursey and JJ Regan are at five under with 36 holes to play.
“With little playing opportunities this year, I was thinking about quitting golf to pursue another career,” said Cao. “The Canada Life Series literally changed my life and with four events, I really can’t ask for anything more.”
The winner of the Canada Life points list at the conclusion of the four-event Series earns a spot in the 2021 RBC Canadian Open courtesy of Golf Canada.
He also earns conditional 2021 Mackenzie Tour status and six guaranteed tournament starts. The players who finish Nos. 2-5 on the points list also earn conditional status and are assured 2021 starts in two tournaments.
The leaderboard is here.